The Peace Education Center Collection dates from the late 1960's through the 1990's, with the bulk of the materials generated from the Center's work during the 1980's. These materials – reflecting the typical, late-twentieth century means by which advocacy groups and private individuals informed themselves of the most contentious, serious and far-reaching issues of their day, and how they sought to influence others – include newspapers and newspaper clippings, magazines and magazine articles, newsletters, essays, reports from a wide variety of government and non-government organizations, flyers, pamphlets, brochures, conference hand-outs, briefing packets, reading programs, press releases, drafts of legislative bills, books, photographs, slides, film strips, audio tapes, posters, poetry, holiday cards and personal letters. Copies of e-mail correspondence concerning the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001 complete the scope of the collection, and are a timely indicator of how computer communication has rapidly transformed the way advocacy groups such as the PEC accomplish their goals of educating and motivating the public. Besides information on issues of the day, the collection also contains PEC's internal files, i.e., financial records, minutes of board meetings, policy records, director's records, and correspondence, all dating from the founding of the Center through the 1990's. There is also a large collection of PEC publicity files, consisting of local newspaper clippings and event flyers documenting the many activities the Center initiated over the years.